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DANIEL Buckingham took this photo of his daughter, Olivia, five, in front of a cherry blossom tree along Woodside Avenue, in Chesham Bois.
Mr Buckingham said: “The trees are a lovely sight at this time of year.”
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Please include your name, address and phone number and a brief description of the scene. Wycombe, who chose the Green Party in this year’s general election.
Because of you, the Green Party has almost quadrupled its national vote since 2010, when we were last asked who to send back to Westminster. Well over one million people across the UK voted for what they believe in – 10 per cent of the total Conservative vote.
Locally, again thanks to you, two of us retained our deposits, gaining more than five per cent of the vote, meaning that £1,000 has been returned to the party – a not insignificant sum – and a welcome funding boost for future campaigns.
Thirty-nine Green candidates stood for election at district level – almost all for the first time – so the Green option and offering was available to a far wider electorate than ever before.
Across the board our local vote share is now broadly on a par with Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP – if not the Tories, yet!
But your votes have firmly established the Green Party as the fifth main party locally and in England. At town and parish level you elected two Green councillors.
Yet more local people have joined the Green Party in the last week. Our national membership (when this letter went to press) was surging to 70,000— the fourth largest political party in the UK and third largest in England and Wales. Please join us – we are the growing party of the future.
So, thank you again for voting for what you believe in! Your vote really has counted. The politics of the future will now be different from the politics of the past. The Green Party will continue to strive for a society, and communities, that work for the common good.
JEM BAILEY, DAVE HAMPTON and GILL WALKER